How the people behind The Good Growth Plan are helping enhance biodiversity
Luciane Copetti is one of the many real people behind The Good Growth Plan. As both a grower and Secretary of Environment of a Brazilian town in the state of Mato Grosso, she helps mobilize growers to reforest areas of their farmland. In her region, hectares of soybeans stretch as far as the eye can see. What is sometimes missing from the landscape are thriving forests filled with native trees from the region.
She works with farmers, NGOs and Syngenta to prove that sustainable soy can make a huge difference to Brazil’s economy and forests, and help preserve nature for future generations too. Her work supports the Soja+Verde project, an environmental partnership involving Syngenta and The Nature Conservancy (TNC). The partnership helps farmers comply with the Brazilian Forest Code, a policy framework that protects native forest areas and reforest parts of agricultural lands. Only by working together, can neighboring farmers improve the connectivity of their land for wildlife species and help build more suitable corridors for animals.
We’ve committed to enhance the biodiversity on 5 million hectares of farmland by 2020. In the last three years, we’ve set up projects in over 30 countries around the world; helping to create field margins, managed forests, and farming solutions that have long-term economic and environmental benefits for everyone.
Together we’re helping biodiversity flourish.